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2010-09-23 3:51 PM
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Anybody do the practice swim this morning?  It was pretty choppy!

Front's moving out, so we should be good for Sat.


2010-09-25 3:50 PM
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I would never do a full iron distance race here.  It's not that the RDs are bad or anything - in fact, everything was very well done - but the run course is brutal.  There's like 200 yards of shade in each 6.5 mile loop, you can't escape the sun.
2010-09-26 12:30 PM
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What a fun race...and the weather was perfect!!!
2010-09-26 3:43 PM
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Yea, the weather was just perfect.  True, there was no shade on the run, but I really didn't mind.  The occasional light clouds helped.  I liked that it was a bit winding and I could see other runners to chase.  But I'm not sure I could handle doing an IM on this course: 4 loops on the bike and then repeating 4 loops on the run -> I don't think I could handle it mentally.

RDs did a great job; I'd highly recommend it for anyone looking for a less-expensive, but very well run Half-Iron.

2010-09-27 9:18 AM
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Yes, we had a great weather day Saturday. If it would have been Sunday,yikes with temp drop and high winds would have been a rough day. I enjoyed the venue, well organized; would have liked to see a few more buoys from start to first turn buoy otherwise well run race. How about athletes walking the swim, funny, saw one guy with a snorkel. Overall, a relaxed environment, much like Ironstar.

2010-09-27 5:32 PM
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I thought this was a great race. My first half and I was pleased with the support and the setup. 6:12 for me in my first race at this distance and a 2nd place Athena award. (Qualified for Halfmaxx in Athena yay!)

I don't think I could bear the continuous loops for the full-distance there and you could not get away from the sun as the day progressed. But flat (if you like that) and well-supported. Thank goodness the lake/wind was much calmer on race day than Thursday.

Hope everyone had a great day!


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